My husband walked in the door from work last Thursday and sets down this adorable little thing:
I was SHOCKED! Just when I thought "yes, the weather is nice, maybe I can get to stripping a piece of furniture I am dying to do!"
Nope, that piece of furniture is going to have to wait because I have been thrown full throttle into puppyhood!
You may think "what on earth was your husband thinking??", well it wasn't too random of a thought because we had been discussing getting a dog for over a year, and when my sister in law said she would give us hers because life was getting to crazy I said "Of Course", because I knew he was such a good dog. So after a month of preparing for this addition we were told they decided not to give him up. I was devastated. But I told my hubby that now probably wouldn't be a good time to have a puppy, but eventually. Somewhere in that conversation he got it into his head that a puppy would be my cure all.
Well he is pretty dang cute isn't he!
So with all my plans to get some things done, everything has once again been put aside for puppy training. I have diligently been scouring the internet and library for anything that will help me, help him become the perfect dog!
I don't have a clue about dogs!
But there was no way I wanted to give him back. I guess my hubby really knows that surprise might be the only way to get my compliance. He did that two years ago too, he brought home a kitty one night.
This is what I have learned:
-he can chew through a jug of milk within seconds (I was changing a dirty diaper, and my daughter couldn't lift it on the counter with her little arms in time)
-his new favourite chew toy is a milk jug (empty this time!)
-he will eventually pee outside (keep up the consistency)
-it only took four days for him to settle into sleeping without his mommy
- he can jump over my tupperware barrier while I am out, but cannot get back in, leaving him in my closet with all my shoes (yikes!)
-he has a personal assistant with my toddler carrying around all his toys for him, for when he may need one
-the kids have learned that running away from him only makes him run after you!
- he learned to sit, lie down, wait, stay and be gentle all within 6 days! (there's hope for a gentle giant)
What did we name this handsome fellow?
And he suits it just fine.